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Audi A7 Sportback (2011 - )

Last updated 1 September 2015


What's good

Spacious and luxurious interior.

A rarity on the roads so ensures exclusivity.

3.0 BiTDI engine with 313PS is immense.

Black Edition models available.

What to watch out for

Multitronic CVT in lower powered 3.0 TDI is relaxed but not very responsive.

3-1-2014: Problems with an Audi A7 Sportback over the first 8 months: At 400 miles the boot lock failed, then failed again at 1,700 miles after being replaced. Key then failed and wouldn't unlock or lock and car wouldn't start the car as all electrics went on shutdown. Car recovered to Stoke Audi. Subsequently steering 'froze' resulting in wheel damage. Stoke Audi found no problem. Then steering 'froze' again resulting in £5000 of damage to wheels and suspension. Again, Stoke Audi found no reason for this.

7-3-2015: Transmission of 2011 A7 Sportsback giving trouble. Gear changes not normal from third gear. Slams hard when re-accelerating in a traffic queue. Audi diagnosed need for new ECU, new Mechatronics and clutch pack.

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Owners' Reviews


Stunning looker, inside and out, great pace, high levels comfort, lovely tech and surprisingly good mpg

On 1 December 2013
204 sportback
By hanko

beauty but not a beast

On 20 November 2013

Everything a driving enthusiast could want in an everyday, multipurpose car.

On 18 January 2013

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